Harriet Tubman And The Underground Railroad

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The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railway it was named that to keep it secret for the people who got transported with it. It was used to transport slaves to safety and secretly so there owners would not find them and put them back to slavery. The network of routes extended through 14 Northern states, Rewards offered by slaveholders for the capture of Harriet Tubman eventually totaled $40,000. The Underground Railroad was the term used to describe a network of persons who helped escaped slaves on their way to freedom in the northern states or Canada. By the time escapees reached areas where sympathetic persons might assist them, they had already completed the most difficult part of their journey Between 1840 and 1860, before
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